To be rapidly cured of a viral meningitis, the ill person has to combine three essential things:  resting and drinking much and eating properly. The ill person can carry on taking the usual medicines against fever.

BE CAREFUL, aspirin is not to be taken to cure a viral meningitis as it may generate Reye syndrome, a serious disease which affects brain and liver.

Only antibiotics are efficient to put an end to bacterial meningitis.


Vaccines against meningococcus A, C, Y and W135 are currently available. They are strongly recommended for persons who have been in contact with one of the high-risk factors (physical contact with an ill person, country where there are epidemics).